STOLARZ RECALLED TO FLYERS AFTER AHL ALL-STAR CLASSIC

The Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL) have recalled goaltender Anthony Stolarz (‘11-’12) from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League (AHL), Flyers general manager Ron Hextall announced this morning. He joins former goaltender Pheonix Copley (‘10-’11) of the St. Louis Blues on NHL rosters leading up to the resumption of the NHL schedule tonight following their all-star break.

Stolarz, 22, has appeared in 29 games with the Phantoms during the 2015-16 season, earning a 15-10-3 record with a 2.45 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage. The recall comes following his appearance in the AHL All-Star Classic in Syracuse, N.Y., where he saved 16 of 18 shots during the All-Star Challenge last night in the culmination of the weekend. In 60 games with the Phantoms over the last two seasons, the Edison, N.J., native owns a 24-23-7 record with a 2.85 goals-against average, a .910 save percentage, and two shutouts.

This is Stolarz's second recall of the 2015-16 season, earning his first on Nov. 17, 2015 for a one-game trip before returning to the Phantoms. The 6-foot-6, 232-pound goaltender has earned five call-ups to the Flyers over his two-year professional career with the most recent providing the largest chance to make his NHL debut. He will replace Michael Neuvirth, who is sidelined for 7-10 days due to an injury.

Stolarz appeared in 50 games with the Corpus Christi IceRays during the 2011-12 season, earning a 23-22-4 record with a 2.84 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage. Stolarz played on the NAHL 18U Selects Team at the 2012 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament. Through that season, Stolarz committed to the University of Nebraska-Omaha in NCAA Division I and ranked fourth among North American goaltenders in the 2012 NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings.

He was drafted following his lone season in the North American Hockey League (NAHL). Following that season, Stolarz completed his junior career with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) over two seasons, earning a 38-8-4 record with a 2.44 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage after playing eight games with the University of Nebraska-Omaha.